Monthly Archives: June 2017

Invaluable​​​​​​

​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Growing up my family experienced several Churches in conflict. These were not just over different experiences of Jesus or scriptural interpretation. In one circumstance the focus was the Pastor’s dress and behavior that become so … Continue reading

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A Cup of Water, Welcome and Discipleship​​​​

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jill Duffield caught my attention with this line at the top of her commentary on this passage. “Discipleship is not all about rejection and persecution.” How easily we can let the demon of doubt and … Continue reading

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“…Freely Give (Gratitude’s Root)

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The New International Version translates “Freely have you received, freely give” rather than the bland, “you received without payment; give without payment.” It is possible to take for granted the money and resources we have, … Continue reading

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“And Remember…”

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Jesus gave us as his disciples many memorable experiences. All four of the Gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke and John–record these. Stop for a few moments to review your store of memories with Jesus.  As Jesus’ disciple today, … Continue reading

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Captured by Pentecost

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Pentecost has become a significant experience in my faith development as I have aged. My goal is to share why it captures me. As part of the body of the Risen Christ, Pentecost is the occasion … Continue reading

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